Hot on the heels of a successful release, burgeoning Afro-fusion act Tim Lyre gears up to release ‘Real Remix’, a shuffling US house take on the original with South African house DJ Oscar Mbo, with the original having garnered over 250,000 streams across all platforms.
On the remix, Oscar layers Tim’s vocals with upbeat house elements, turning the already dynamic bop into a head bobbing tune while also maintaining the emotional essence in Tim’s lyricism.
Oscar Mbongeni Ndlovu, popularly known by his stage name, Oscar Mbo is a house DJ and Podcaster of his own show titled ‘The Ashmed Hour’, under Podomatic. Oscar Mbo has headlined and performed in numerous events in and out of South Africa. His first international tour in 2019 took him to the iconic DJOON Club in Paris for DJ Shimza’s ONE MAN SHOW as well as Lisbon in Portugal. His impeccable DJ skills has caught the eyes of many and recently earned him a #1 spot in South Africa, thanks to his Defenders of House EP. He was also nominated twice for Best Dance Album at the South African Music Awards this year.
‘Real’ (Oscar Mbo Remix) is set to premiere on Jamz Supernova’s BBC 1Xtra show, coming ahead of Tim’s highly anticipated debut album Worry < which sees the budding Lagos artist flex his musicality across neo-soul, afrobeats, downtempo and trip-hop in an incredible new direction for afro-fusion music. The project was mixed by Sam Harper (Wizkid – MIL), mastered by Grammy nominated Frank Merritt at The Carvery Studios in London (Fela & Seun Kuti), and will be released under London-Johannesburg based label Outer South.
Stream / download: africori.to/realremix